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58 terms

SAT 1000 most common words (P 751-800)

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plenitude
an abundance
pliable
flexible
plethora
an abundance, excess
poignant
deeply affecting, moving
polemic
an aggressive argument against a specific opinion
portent
an omen
potable
suitable for drinking
potentate
one who has great power, ruler
pragmatic
practical
precipice
the face of a cliff, a steep or overhanging place
preclude
to prevent
precocious
advanced, developing ahead of time
predilection
a preference or inclination for something
preponderance
superiority in importance or quantity
prepossessing
occupying the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts or feelings
presage
an omen
prescient
to have foreknowledge of events
prescribe
to lay down a rule
presumptuous
disrespectfully bold
pretense
an appearance or action intended to deceive
primeval
original, ancient
privation
lacking basic necessity
probity
virtue, integrity
proclivity
a strong inclination towards something
procure
to obtain, acquire
profane
lewd, indecent
profligate
dissolute, extravagant
profuse
plentiful, abundant
promulgate
to proclaim, make known
propagate
to multiply, spread out
propensity
an inclination, preference (to bad things)
propitious
favorable
propriety
the quality or state of being proper, decent
prosaic
plain, lacking liveliness
proscribe
to condemn, outlaw
protean
able to change shape, displaying a great variety
prowess
extraordinary ability
prudence
cautious, circumspect
prurient
eliciting or possessing an extraordinary interest in sex
puerile
juvenile, immature
pugnacious
quarrelsome, combative
pulchritude
physical beauty
punctilious
eager to follow rules or conventions
pungent
having a pointed, sharp quality (smell)
punitive
involving punishment
putrid
1.rotten, foul,decayed smell (corpse, rotten egg) 2.very unpleasant or unattractive
quagmire
a difficult situation
quaint
charmingly old fashioned
quandary
a perplexed, unresolved state
quell
to control or diffuse a potentially explosive situation
condiments
A substance, such as a relish, vinegar, or spice, used to flavor or complement food.
integrity
1.the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change 2.the quality of being whole and complete 3.(artistic/professional X)someone's high artistic standards or standards of doing their job and their determination not to lower those standards
racketeer
a dishonest or illegal activity that makes money
lewd
(of behavior, speech, dress, suggestion, etc.) obvious and rude way
dissolute
living in a way that other people strongly disapprove of; immoral
extravagant
spending, using or doing more than necessary in an uncontrolled way
demise
1.death 2.the end of something that was previously considered to be powerful, such as a business, industry or system
brawl
a noisy, rough, uncontrolled fight